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Staff W of the English Wordbook.

Basic abbreviations:

  • OE=Old English
  • NHG=New High German
  • Du.=Dutch

For a full list of etymological and other abbreviations used in these wordlists, see: Offshortenings.


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Chancery English Class Anglish/English
Attested Unattested
wager n/vb lay, bet, stake, pledge, flutter, put on, long shot -
wallpaper n - wallleaf, wallbild (wall is a child of PG wallaz 'wall,' 'barrier'), waughleaf, waughbild.
walrus n - horsewhale (calque), tuskseal
war n wye (<OE wig), gouth (<OE gúð), crig (Cf. G Krieg)
War Minister n - Crigambighter (Cf. G Kriegminister) pl: Crigambightren
warrior n

fighter

wyeman (<OE wigman)

seg, harrier (cf. ON einherjar), fyrdman, gouthledge (<OE gúðgelæca), hildthrim (<OE hildeþremma), wyebern (<OE beornwig)

youth: dreng (<OE)

crigger, crigsman (cf. Dan/Norw. Kriger, NHG Krieger)

waste vb blow, fiddle away, lose; smash, wreck reave, fornim
waste n chaff, dross, dust; barren, heath, no man's land; dirt, dung, slops money: feespilling (<OE feohspilling)
waste adj bony, dead, stark -
wasteland n barren, dryland, heath, no-man's-land -
watch cap n beanie knit hat, woolly hat
waive vb yield, forsake, forgo; overlook -
website n - webbook (from web + book, referencing the fact that they are composed of pages)
webcam n - webfanger (from "web" + bildfanger (prior Anglish translation))
whiskey n jack lifewater
woodpecker n - hickle (<OE hicel, hicol)
wreckage n loss, ashes, wrack, wreck -

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